Past simple or past continuous? multiple choice exercise
English tenses: past simple or progressive? multiple choice exercise 1
Choose the correct verb form: mind the irregular verbs (answers below the exercise)
1 When I came / was coming home, my girlfriend taked / took / was taking a bath. 2 Where was / were you yesterday? I went / goed / was going to Paris with my parents. 3 My mom called / was calling me a few minutes ago. 4 When the phone rang / was ringing / ringed , he was talking / talked to a client. 5 The company carryed out / carried out / was carrying out a survey for us. 6 They offered / offerred / were offering / were offerring to pay back the money. 7 Last week we signed / were signing a new contract. 8 when I was / were / was being / were being young, I didn't liked / I didn't like / liked not / was not liking pizza. 9 I waited / was waiting in the waiting room while the doctors operated / were operating / was operating on her. 10 When he was / was being 15 years old he lived / was living in London.
Answers / solutions 1 came - was taking 2 were - went 3 called 4 rang - was talking 5 carried out 6 offered (were offering is also possible) 7 signed 8 was - didn't like 9 waited - were operating 10 was - lived